• Alternative A: English Language Arts 6-12

    44 hours M.Ed.     |     50 hours M.A.T.

    I. Unconditional Admission Required Courses:

    A. Professional Courses: 28 hours

    • ED 500. Foundations of Education (3)
    • ED 505. Technology and Education (3)
    • ED 504. Techniques of Educational Research (3)
      OR
    • ED 506. Educational Statistics (3)
    • ED 508. Technology Portfolio (1)
    • EP 500. Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
      OR
    • EP 506. Life-Span Development and Learning (3)
    • ED 582. Methods of Teaching Language Arts (3)
    • ED 501. Educational Planning (3)
    • ED 533. Reading Methods Secondary/P-12 (3)
    • SE 500. Introduction to Special Education (3)
    • ED 509. Internship in Teaching: P-12 (3)

    B. Teaching Field:* 12 hours

    • Advisor approved elective in English Language Arts** (6) (At least one course in two areas)
    • EH 501. Research in Literary Studies (3)
    • EH 580. Teaching Composition (3) (if no previous credit for the course)
      OR
    • Approved elective at 500-level

    II. Additional Required Courses: 4 hours

    • ED 335. Field Experience P-12 I (1)
    • ED 336. Field Experience P-12 II (1)
    • ED 435. Field Experience P-12 III (1)
    • ED 436. Field Experience P-12 IV (1)

    Notes:

    * Students working toward the M.A.T. degree are required to earn eighteen (18) semester hours in one of the two required areas.

    ** Students must take courses in at least two areas of certification.  Students must take EH 580 - Teaching Composition if they have no previous credit for the course.

    A full time internship in an approved school setting is also required in the Alternative A Program.  The student must be within four semester hours of completing all coursework excluding internship.  Under no circumstances will the internship be waived.  The deadline to apply for Fall Internship is February 1.  The deadline for Spring Internship is September 1.

    Governance

    The Teacher Education Program and the Teacher Certification Program are governed by the Alabama State Department of Education, and the College of Education reserves the right to change requirements in these programs at any time when such changes are mandated by the State Department.